Udo Dirkschneider will release My Way, an album of seventeen cover songs that have influenced him during his life. My Way includes songs by Motörhead, Uriah Heep, Led Zeppelin Judas Priest and Frank Sinatra.
They Call It Nutbush, the Ike and Tina Turner classic, is one of Udo’s song choices. “What hardly anyone knows so far,” Udo says, “I was a huge fan of Ike and Tina Turner, and especially Tina’s voice. We always covered this song during Accept rehearsals in the early days.
“It was one of the mainstays of our Accept rehearsal repertoire for years. Regrettably, there is no recording of it.”
Alex Harvey’s Faith Healer is another track that influenced a young Udo. “Now, when I hear the song,” he says, “I remember the time when, as a very young Udo, I’d go out to light up the town and lived all the stories that can only be experienced late at night in the clubs.”
The penultimate track on the album is Kein Zurück, by Wolfsheim, which finds Udo singing in German for the first time in his recording career. “I immediately felt like the words understood me,” Udo says. “It seemed to me that the lyrics were telling the story of my career, of my highs and lows and all the good and bad experiences that life has.
“There simply is no going back for those who choose to live as a musician.”
My Way is released on 22 April 2022 via Atomic Fire Records.
My Way Track Listing:
1. Faith Healer (Alex Harvey)
2. Fire (Crazy World Of Arthur Brown)
3. Sympathy (Uriah Heep)
4. They Call It Nutbush (Tina Turner)
5. Man On The Silver Mountain (Rainbow)
6. Hell Raiser (The Sweet)
7. No Class (Motörhead)
8. Rock And Roll (Led Zeppelin)
9. The Stroke (Billy Squier)
10. Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones)
11. He’s A Woman, She’s A Man (The Scorpions)
12. T.N.T. (AC/DC)
13. Jealousy (Frankie Miller)
14. Hell Bent For Leather (Judas Priest)
15. We Will Rock You (Queen)
16. Kein Zurück (Wolfsheim)
17. My Way (Frank Sinatra)